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I'm not sure if this is related to the recent site hack but my hotmail seems to have been compromised recently. (The passwords were not the same so it's probably a coincidence.)

At any rate I've created a new email account but the board refuses to accept it. Is this because the new address is a gmail account?
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Hi Loxley... sorry about your problems. G-mail should be okay... I use it myself.
It'll have to be one of the admins to help you, though.

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Gmail addresses ending with digits are banned.

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Ahruman wrote:Gmail addresses ending with digits are banned.
Ah good… I didn't know that. Recently, when trying to open a throwaway g-mail account, I noticed that they now seem to want a verification phone number.

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Ahruman wrote:Gmail addresses ending with digits are banned.
Ah, that would be the problem.

Never mind, it won't hurt to have a secondary email address. Thanks for the help.
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Ahruman wrote:Gmail addresses ending with digits are banned.
Ah good… I didn't know that. Recently, when trying to open a throwaway g-mail account, I noticed that they now seem to want a verification phone number.
I think Ahruman meant that gmail accounts that end with numbers can't register on this site.

I guess gmail are making a token gesture towards them being a spam factory - but as they don't ring you up, not much difference between making up an address and making up a telephone number too.
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Ah, but they do -kinda- ring you up. (confirmation SMS you have to re-enter)

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Rxke wrote:Ah, but they do -kinda- ring you up. (confirmation SMS you have to re-enter)
So if you don't have a mobile phone, you can't have a Gmail account?

(if this is true I guess you could get a Skype account - under false name/details - and get the Skype account to receive the SMS)
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DaddyHoggy wrote:(if this is true I guess you could get a Skype account - under false name/details - and get the Skype account to receive the SMS)
Last time I checked, you couldn’t receive SMSes in Skype (unless the sender sent it through a bridge service, which I doubt Google would do accidentally). Besides, having a phone number for a Skype account costs money, so it’s not a simple throwaway thing.

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Strange, I wasn't asked for a phone number when I set up the gmail account last night. No identity verification was required at all to be honest.
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Did you enter a recovery e-mail address?

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No I didn't (although it was an option). The only authentication was the usual enter the strange shaped letters deal.
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Ahruman wrote:
DaddyHoggy wrote:(if this is true I guess you could get a Skype account - under false name/details - and get the Skype account to receive the SMS)
Last time I checked, you couldn’t receive SMSes in Skype (unless the sender sent it through a bridge service, which I doubt Google would do accidentally). Besides, having a phone number for a Skype account costs money, so it’s not a simple throwaway thing.
Ah, I've got a Skype account that I use for business when I'm away abroad (I pointed out to work it was cheaper than claiming my calls back) so I hadn't thought about it, as I can send, and have received SMSs via my Skype account.
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Loxley wrote:No I didn't (although it was an option). The only authentication was the usual enter the strange shaped letters deal.
Curious... the other night it required phone verification... now it doesn't... I just opened one.

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That is strange. Still,it's nice to know I haven't lost all my marbles just yet (I was beginning to doubt my memory for a minute there).
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